Contrary to popular belief, not every celebrity is camped out in Venice to see George Clooney do something he swore he'd never do. In fact, many of them were chilling out in New York City for yesterday's Global Citizen Festival. If you weren't there, expect to be stricken with intense feelings of #FOMO in 10, 9, 8...
Last night Beyoncé and Jay Z performed together in support of the festival's mission to combat poverty worldwide. Hugh Jackman hosted the event, which saw No Doubt jamming out with Sting, President Obama appearing in a pre-recorded video message, and thrilling performances from Carrie Underwood, Alicia Keys, The Roots, Tiesto, and .fun.
Among the highlights were The Roots' cover of Curtis Mayfield's "Move On Up" (always a crowd-pleaser), and the presence of Israeli and Palestinian musicians joining Keys in a rendition of her new peace anthem, "We Are Here." The latter would make any cynic crumble.
Click through to see the stars in attendance sharing the big day on Instagram, If that doesn't make you wish you were there, consider the festival's goal of raising awareness of poverty.
"You are now part of the global fight to end extreme poverty, and this is a fight we can win,” President Obama said in his video message.
Hey, it's worth a shot.
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